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Michael Jordan Praises Westbrook’s ‘Sense of Loyalty’

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Michael Jordan praised Russell Westbrook for his “sense of loyalty” in his speech inducting the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Thursday in Oklahoma City.

“Another thing you guys should be proud of is the sense of loyalty this kid has shown,” Jordan said as the crowd burst into an extended cheer.

Following the departure of Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors in July, Westbrook responded by signing an extension with the Thunder in August.

“He could’ve easily come to Charlotte,” Jordan said, smiling, “But he decided to stay here in Oklahoma. I’m not here to try and bash anybody that’s not here. Everybody has a choice. I’m not saying everybody doesn’t have a choice. But when I saw he chose to stay in Oklahoma I was so proud, and as Clay [Bennett] knows and Russ know, I texted him to show a sense of respect.”

Source: Royce Young of ESPN

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Sources: Dante Cunningham, Pelicans Agree to Deal

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Free agent forward Dante Cunningham has agreed on a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell The Vertical.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical on Twitter

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Magic Johnson Subpoenaed to Testify in Green Lawsuit

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Magic Johnson has been subpoenaed as a witness in a civil lawsuit accusing Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green of assault, according to court documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press.

Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations, and Green both played basketball for Michigan State, and the plaintiff played football at MSU.

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Patrick Patterson ‘Hopes’ to be Ready for Training Camp

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Patrick Patterson (knee) on if he’ll be ready for training camp: “I hope so. I would love to be out there on the court with my teammates”.

Source: Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript on Twitter

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